Got most of the trees tapped on Saturday (6) Have 2 or 3 more to do.
We didn't get out to collect today though! So I'll try to get out in the morning, once it's not too cold. I know you're not supposed to leave sap in the buckets, but sometimes that's the way it is. We won't gift anything from the first batch
Evaporator is coming along nicely, DH put it together so a big thank you there. Probably try it out on Tuesday!
Well, we went out this morning and the buckets were overflowing!
Will have to collect this afternoon as well.
20L of sap collected so far, if we get another 20L and boil tomorrow that will be about 2 pints of maple syrup.
Nice! I hope to have that many someday. Wish the previous owner hadn't sold all the large maples I'd be able to set up tubing, but the only ones left are along the property line and spread out.
Ya, I think we'll have more overflowing buckets this evening. I wasn't able to go out to collect because the water containers were in worse condition then I thought. So DH is picky up a couple more but it'll be dark by the time he gets home.
Hauling back the sap is a real challenge, it's a half mile walk with a toddler in tow.